As part of its corporate social responsibility, Grindrod donated 177 bicycles to schools in Namaacha and Boane in the province of Maputo. This project will directly impact 77 teachers, school staff, five mechanics, and 95 students from five schools in the region.

This initiative – carried out in partnership with Mozambikes – aims to transform lives and communities and encourage education and development in the communities where Grindrod operates. In addition to providing bicycles, lectures were held on traffic safety, and a workshop will be made available, which will be managed by the schools for maintenance.

Ismenia Ferreira, national HR manager from Grindrod in Mozambique, explains: “With this initiative, Grindrod aims to significantly impact education, not only helping students attend schools but allowing teachers to reach schools efficiently. Teachers, students and employees live between 5 and 45 kilometres from their place of work. Public transport is scarce; on average, most employees spend three hours a day commuting. According to reports from schools, this fact has caused delays and regular absences by teachers, both at school and in the classroom, thus harming the teaching and learning process of the 2 148 students.”

About Grindrod

Through Grindrod’s presence in Maputo port and strategic terminal operations and its logistics capabilities, the company is positioned to deliver on its purpose of making a positive difference in Africa’s trade with the world, touching the lives of the communities in which it operates.

Understanding its customers’ challenges and the complexities and constraints of specific corridors enables Grindrod to find the best route to market by road, rail or sea – taking care of all logistics en route. Its proven track record of operational expertise across the supply chain and its investments in strategic infrastructure enables its divisions to deliver cargo from the hustle and bustle of cities to the most remote regions in Africa or across the globe.

Services include clearing and forwarding, customs management, intermodal solutions, project logistics, rail logistics, road and maritime transport, ships agency services, terminal operations, and warehouse management.

Grindrod was founded in 1910, employs more than 4 000 skilled people and is represented in 21 countries.

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